Love for Mother's Circles

“This was a really wonderful experience. I signed up on a whim one night when my baby had been crying for hours and I knew I needed support. It far exceeded my expectations. It really is important to talk to other moms during the early days of motherhood. It is so helpful and reassuring and makes you feel less alone. Natalia and Ash were also fantastic guides with a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend to any mom!”
“I am so grateful for meeting and sharing space with other new moms especially during a pandemic where we don’t see family and friends much. The Mother’s Circle enabled a platform to talk about our real experiences- highs and lows- across breastfeeding, sleep, self care, relationships, identity, and preparing to return to work. The facilitators were amazing with their insights and support, and their organization helped make the most of each session.”
“Do this for you and sign up! Having their support along with the connection with the other mothers during this time (new baby and pandemic) was invaluable. I would do this again in a heart beat.”
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Membership Includes:

Access to a supportive community of other new moms, digital doula support, and weekly office hours with a lactation consultant and newborn sleep specialist.

Judgement-Free Group Chat


6 Weekly
Video Calls

500 Hours on-demand doula access

Lactation &
Sleep Experts

Sign up today for 6-weekly payments of $25 ($150 USD)
Or add Expectful to your Babylist Registry

How it works

Sign Up

Select a Circle based on your due date and sign up during your Third Trimester. Reserve
a space in a group that’s scheduled to start 2-4 weeks after your baby is born.

Connect Over Group Chat

Get access to your private group chat to conect with your mamas
and your doula facilitator.

Schedule Info Sent Out

Receive Guidelines and video call information a few days before
your first circle. Your Mother’s Circle will meet weekly for 90

Weekly Circles

Meet with your doula facilitator and circle each week.

Week 1: Postpartum Healing | Week 2: Infant Feeding with an
IBCLC | Week 3: Processing your Birth Story | Week 4: Newborn
Sleep with an Infant Sleep Specialist | Week 5: Sex,
Relationships, and Intimacy | Week 6: Your Support Plan with
Maternal Mental Health Provider

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Meet Your Doula


Co-author of Why Did No One Tell Me This? The Doula’s Honest
Guide for Expectant Parents


Natalia Hailes

Natalia is a birth doula, lactation specialist and reproductive health advocate. She's worked with hundreds of families supporting them through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and beyond.
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Without my Mother’s Circle I wouldn’t have survived the first few weeks of motherhood. I learned how to put my baby on a nap schedule, how to transition from pumping back to breastfeeding, and most importantly, how to care for myself during such a crazy time. It was a transformative experience, now we want to make finding your perfect Mother's Circle easier than ever.

— Nathalie Walton, CEO expectful


We recommend signing up for your Mother’s Circle during your pregnancy. Space is limited.
The topics in our Mother’s Circle are most relevant to the 4th Trimester, the 3 months following your baby’s birth. We recommend enrolling in a group that begins 2-6 weeks after your expected due date.
Yes! Join the waitlist get early access to sign up for your Circle. Registration for your Mother's Circle will open in your Third Trimester. Click here to join the list, no obligation required. Click here to join the list, no obligation required.
Click here to add a gift card for a Mother’s Circle to your Babylist registry.
Click here to purchase and share a gift card for a Mother’s Circle membership or Expectful app subscription.
Mother’s Circles are led weekly by the same doula facilitator. Plus, we invite guest speakers and trusted wellness experts including an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), an Infant Sleep Specialist, or Maternal Mental Health Provider to select calls so you can get access to even more expert support.
Each circle has 8-12 members, we keep the groups small to ensure you get 1:1 support.
This 6-week program is $150 USD, set up as 6 weekly payments of $25.
You’ll have access to your doula facilitators in your private group chat. You can also contact them 1:1 in the chat section of the Expectful app for support.
Cancellation – We are unable to honor cancellations, but we are happy to change the group cohort to another time if available or the membership can be transferred to another mom. Refunds - Your weekly charge of $25 is inclusive of all services during the program. If you miss a weekly call, we are unable to honor a refund for that weekly charge.